Creating Merchandise Categories
To create a merchandise category, complete with its assignment to a merchandise category hierarchy level, its basic data, catchwords and characteristics, proceed as follows:
A new screen appears.
If the merchandise category has been assigned to a merchandise category hierarchy level in the field MC hierarchy level, all the hierarchy levels above this level will also appear as default values for assignment. One hierarchy article can be defined for each hierarchy level when the selection indicator is set.
If the selection indicator is set, the required fields (description, base unit of measure) of the hierarchy article must be maintained. As this article is created with very little data, you should define it in more detail in Article Processing.
Once the hierarchy article has been created and assigned, complete with description and base unit of measure, it can no longer be changed.
The hierarchy article must also be assigned in the site master to sites where inventory is to be managed on a value-only basis via this hierarchy level; the assignment takes place via merchandise category assignment.
There is always an x:1 relationship between merchandise category and superior hierarchy level; in other words a merchandise category can only ever be assigned to one hierarchy level, while a hierarchy level can consist of several merchandise categories.
If characteristics are defined in the assigned hierarchy level, a value assignment screen appears where you can assign values to the characteristics.
You branch to Article Maintenance. We recommend you define the merchandise category reference article in as much detail as possible in Article Processing, in order to keep the effort of maintenance to a minimum when further articles are created for this merchandise category.
You branch to Article Maintenance. Once the merchandise category article has been created and assigned, complete with description and base unit of measure, it can no longer be changed.
Notes and remarks
Catchwordsand characteristics of the merchandise category can be maintained on the initial screen via Goto ® Characts./catchword.